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Julia Choi
Senior Manager , Management Science
Julia Choi
New York, New York, U.S.
NGO Partner: 
Columbia University/ Earth Institute/Access Project
Assignment Location: 
Kigali, Rwanda
August 2009 – February 2010
Fellowship Title: 
Senior Manager
Fellow Biography: 

With Pfizer since August 2005, Julia currently works as a Senior Manager with Management Science, primarily providing analytic support for Urology products.

During her fellowship, Julia will work with the Access Project based in Rwanda. She will assist the Access team in preparing action plans to improve management capacity at the district and health center level, developing and improving data collection and management systems focusing on key health indicators, and working with mutuelles (community-based health insurance programs) to ensure financial access to health services. The Access Project works at the health center level to strengthen the public health systemýs ability to address the populationýs health needs, with a focus on improving care for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.

While in Rwanda, Julia hopes to implement systems that will improve health care for underserved people in resource limited areas and to return from her assignment with an increased flexibility to adapt to an uncertain and changing environment.